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Missing World War II bomber is being freed from its watery Dutch grave

A salvage company working for the Dutch ministry of defence is working to free a British World War II bomber from its crash site in the IJsselmeer lake. A bent propeller, parts of a motor and two loaded machine guns belonging to the plane, thought to be a Vickers Wellington, have already been brought to shore, broadcaster NOS reported. The plane crashed some 17 kilometres off the coast at Lemmer and officials hope that they will be able to identify the plane by serial numbers on some of the parts. Salvage experts have now placed steel walls around the crash site and have been pumping out 4,000 cubic metres of water to reveal the lake bottom and what is left of the plane. The pieces will then be taken to shore for further investigation…

 

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